DIRECTOR’S SPOTLIGHT – Nancy Milliken
The UCSF National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health is doing its part to stand up against Interpersonal Violence, an unfortunately prevalent part of too many women's lives with lifelong consequences for their health and personal wellbeing. We are all impacted by this epidemic of violence.
Even if you haven't experienced Interpersonal Violence, chances are you know someone who has; women ages 18 to 34 are at greatest risk, and nearly 1 in 4 women experience severe physical violence at some point in their life. Each year, more than 12.7 million people are physically abused, raped or stalked by their partner, which is approximately the population of New York City and Los Angeles combined.
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ADVANCING WOMEN’S HEALTHCARE
Imagine a future in which every doctor who cares for you understands your unique female biology and values your preferences.
Imagine a future in which health care providers work in teams and share information with each other -- and you -- via the internet.
Imagine a brand new state of the art hospital in San Francisco devoted entirely to providing women a lifetime of reproductive health, where a woman can have a baby in a birthing center, receive the latest in breast cancer care, uterine fibroid treatment or incontinence all in a woman-centered environment.
That future is closer than you think thanks to the vision of lifelong women's healthcare advocate and expert Dr. Nancy Milliken. The Women's Specialty Hospital is part of a new $1.6 billion UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay that broke ground in October 2010.